- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Workers will plant, cultivate, and harvest rice, soybeans, corn, milo, and harvest catfish using hand tools and agricultural equipment. Workers will perform farm, field, irrigation, and farm equipment maintenance. Use hand tools, such as shovels, hoes, brooms, shears, nets, and knives. Till soil, weed fields, and load and unload harvested products. Repair fences and farm buildings, and participate in irrigation activities, including setting up and operating irrigation equipment, cleaning and maintaining irrigation ditches. Operate tractor, combine, tractor-drawn machinery, auger and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow, fertilize soil, plant, cultivate and spray crops. Repair, clean, and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and equipment. Mix and apply pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops. Inform farmer or farm manager of crop progress. Install levy gates, unroll levy gates, roll levy gates, shovel grain onto trucks, drain levy gates, carry irrigation pipe, and dig irrigation ditches. Build and maintain rice levees, put in spillways, rogue rice fields during flood. Level grain in bins using shovel, sweep bins. Take and test moisture of grain samples from grain bins and trucks. Grade samples. Work to dry wet grain in bins using aeration fans and dryers. Maintain grain bins. Feed, harvest, and maintain catfish by hand or equipment; perform manual labor to harvest fish from pond, load and unload boats, trucks and nets, dump fish into bags, weigh and bag fish. Cut bait and bait hooks. Check oxygen levels and temperatures of water. Clean work areas, sanitize, and maintain farm buildings and grounds. Use all provided safety equipment including safety goggles, harnesses, ear plugs, and gloves when required. Workers will perform field preparation and field clean up including burning fields.Workers who have a valid driver's license and doctor's certificate may drive transportation vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional hours. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies.
Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time.
TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a 2 day introductory period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the 2 day introductory period if the worker's performance fails to satisfy the employer's reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the 2 day introductory period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse